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Of particular concern to me.

The Ancient Roman poet Terence declared that “In every endeavor, the seemly course for wise men is to try persuasion first.” The same truth binds wise women as well…

George Marshall noted that our gravest enemies are often not nations or doctrines but hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos. So to create more friends and fewer enemies, we must find common ground and common purpose with other peoples and nations to overcome hatred, violence, lawlessness, and despair.

The Obama administration recognizes that even when we cannot fully agree with some governments we share a bond of humanity with their people. By investing in that common humanity, we advance our common security…

And of particular concern to me is the plight of women and girls, who comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unschooled, unfed, and unpaid. If half the world’s population remains vulnerable to economic, political, legal and social marginalization, our hope of advancing democracy and prosperity is in serious jeopardy. The United States must be an unequivocal and unwavering voice in support of women’s rights in every country on every continent.

– Hillary Rodham “Snuggles” Clinton, representing (a) that “men” is not a generic term for “human,” (b) that people with serious differences – OR MINOR DIFFERENCES SERIOUSLY BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION BY THE MEDIA AND THEREAFTER MADE SERIOUS BY A FEW ASSY SUPPORTERS ON EACH SIDE AND THE SELF-APPOINTED OPPRESSION OLYMPICS JUDGING PANEL, SORRY – may be better suited by working together against their even more serious shared problems, and (c) that feminism matters.

So, do you want to tell me again about how she’s cold and harsh and shrill and a bad person and reminds you of your mom when she yelled at you because, surprisingly, all opinionated, uncompromising women who do not apologize for their ambition or their power do just that? Because that would be awesome right about now. ‘Kay, thanks, great.